Sun Belle Beefsteak Tomatoes
Large, firm Sun Belle beefsteak tomatoes:
- These large firm tomatoes which BioNatur grows for Sun Belle in central Mexico have been bred with four chambers. They slice perfectly to top a burger or to be layered with mozzarella in a caprese salad. Each tomato weighs more then 7 ounces, so one tomato is sufficient for most family recipes. Left at room temperature, a beefsteak tomato will continue to ripen and develop a deeper and sweeter taste. This is because greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes, while picked ripe, can develop more flavor when left on a window sill or kitchen panier.
- Tomatoes are among the healthiest food stuffs to consume, benefiting the heart and prostate among other organs. Tomatoes are the richest food source for the carotene lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. Lycopene been shown to protect against oxidative damage in many epidemiological and experimental studies. In addition to its antioxidant activity, other metabolic effects of lycopene have also been demonstrated.
One cup of tomato contains 40 percent of daily needs for Vitamin C, 30 percent for vitamin A and 20% for vitamin K as well as Lycopene.